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Convention update...

Just so y'all know, we've officially offered to run consuite for World Fantasy Convention 2009 here in San Jose.

For those of you not in the know, World Fantasy has, over the years, developed into a primarily fantasy literature professionals' convention. Fans do attend the convention, but fanac isn't the focus. If you're only looking for costuming, media, gaming or fan programming, this isn't for you. If you're looking for lit programming, looking for a juried dealers room loaded with fantasy booksellers (and maybe a few surprises), looking for a juried fantasy art show, looking to hang out and drink with writers and editors and looking for good parties (all the major fantasy publishers throw great parties at WFC) you need to come.

Like all traveling conventions, WFC is a pay-to-go con, regardless of whether you're working or not. Unlike many traveling conventions, the WFC Board and WFC Board Chairman David Hartwell maintain a very tight leash on the local organizers, and that includes heavy restrictions on offering any sort of discounted and comp memberships.

So that all said, we're looking for folks who are interested in attending WFC2009 (or are already planning to attend) and who would be willing to work for us in Hospitality.

We're considering different decoration schemes, but since the major theme of the convention is "Celebrating Edgar Allan Poe's 200th Birthday" we're looking at the times of Poe's writing career (starting with published poetry in 1824 and published stories in 1832 to his death in 1849) and his stories as a foundation.


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Jun. 9th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
to his death in 1949

Oops. ;)
Jun. 9th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Jun. 10th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Shhh. That's the sekrit hiztry.
Jun. 9th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
It's a ways out, so we can't commit.

However, we can be on the "Call in for backup" list.
Jun. 9th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that looks interesting! I'll probably attend and would be more than glad to put in some hours if so.

Jun. 10th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
You know I'll help you. They didn't want me for treasurer, so I got the time!
Jun. 10th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
I volunteered for something once, and later said "nevermore". However, as long as it's as fun as I know youse guys, I'd love to play along in whatever capacity (like a cask of Amontillado) you'll put my tale telling heart. Maybe as an Usher?
Jun. 10th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Or maybe pit boss.
Jun. 10th, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
I might swing it.
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
We could all dress up like ushers for an evening! Cool. It's such a consuming idea. (cough, cough)
Jun. 10th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Poe was, of course an Evil Genius™. That was sure a short vacation, guys. :-)
Jun. 10th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Yeah, but we don't have to throw this party for another 16 months.
Jun. 10th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
And a four day long party _would_ be a big splash of a comeback.
Jun. 10th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Hmmm. My job is sleeping with the Chairman right now. So, I'll try to drag him around to the parties. But I have thoughts. One: Edgar Allen Porter, yum.
Theme: Eureka, a bit off beat, but a really intriguing theme in which to build on, considering he shunned conventional science in order to produce one of the precursors to the Big Bang Theory. I'm sure you have better ideas though.
Jun. 10th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
A Cask of--
I'm sure you know you can get Amontillado, which I think is a must for any fannish household's liquor cabinet. (I usually have some, along with Tullamore Dew. Snake Year Sherry, on the other hand, is harder to find--.) We did a Poe-themed dinner a while ago, and there's good references to "Baltimore" cusine, crab cakes, etc., depending on your budget, of course.
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